Our Song of the Day is ‘Pine‘ from the talented Breda Mayock whose eponymous album is one of our featured albums this month (read the review here). Joining her on the new video are Steve Cooney on Guitar and Robbie Harris on Percussion. It was filmed by Ishka Films at the National Museum of Ireland and Turlough Park, Co Mayo and directed by Mia Mullarkey.
In his review of the album Sion said this about the song:
The backdrop of the opener Pine is further enhanced, however, with Breda’s voice used more as an instrument to create carefully layered harmonies, which, as with the harmonium elsewhere add a blissful, hazy wash that envelops you like a dream. Starting with interlaced guitar arpeggios, crystalline, sharp and sweet, and as Breda sings, “Higher than the rooftop, The peak of the pine in the forest, in the forest, Mine from the window, Where pine touches sky, When I see you, That’s where I see you,” the spine tingles and hairs stand proud. As she goes around a second time, replacing the last line with, “That’s where I see you smile,” that, “Smile,” resolves the melody and I swear, hearts within a two mile radius have melted in the fallout, it’s so near to the ultimate pleasure of perfection.
Breda Mayock is out now. Order it here: